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    October 14th, 2005HARTHART-Empire Network

    PapillonLvr.com – Blog

    * About Papillons .. The Dog Breed … Not The ‘Steve McQueen Movie’ …

    I’ve been online since January 1995 and with a webpage since November 1995. I used to have an account (and was loyal) with http://GateWest.net … My website was http://GateWest.net/~hbs and I called HART’s HomePage. If you go to the WAYBACK archive – it didn’t start until 1998 .. I think I have a late fall 1996 view of my homepage here .. Version #3 with frames.

    Anyway – Gate West Communications was a dialup company and our phone company here, Manitoba Telephone System started to buy out all the little companies in Manitoba. Gate West managed to survive without getting eating by the Tiger. The only thing was – when DSL became more popular, they couldn’t compete with the phone company, naturally. Under some deal I was assigned to M.T.S. and have been loyal with them ever since.

    Anyway – there goes my homepage URL address that I must have promoted on those chat forums and mIRC and ICQ and everywhere around the universe .. I had to start fresh… This was in around late 1999, early 2000 I believe.

    So – I registered two domains:

    1) HBSMC.com – for my business name HBS Management Consultants
    2) PapillonLvr.com – to have pictures of our Papillon dog Maxxie!

    In 2002 I had began registering more domains … and made them domain aliases of PapillonLvr.com (A folder on the host server’s hard drive, associated with a domain name… These were:

    3) HARTandYVONNE.com – we were getting married, to have all our pictures online
    4) CorydonClock.com – trying to help my new father-in-law

    In 2004 – I was reviewing my “urchin” stats of my server and something came to my attention – my PapillonLvr.com website had received about 6 times more traffic than ALL of my other domains and websites combined altogether! We had about 1000 wedding and other pictures online, and about 300 MB of wedding videos .. My hosting plan was 150 MB .. It came to my attention that if I upgraded to 500 MB space, they would throw in a Miva Merchant v.4.13 Online E-Commerce store in the package for free.

    I did a little research and started “PapillonLvr.com – [Online Store] ..

    I registered another domain, just in case ..

    5) PapillonLover.com – just in case people couldn’t ‘get it’ that it was LVR not LOVER ..

    It was hard to stock Papillon related products and find buyers so I expanded my product line. Then I began promoting and cross promoting and using google adwords and even started an Ebay Store. By XMas 2004 I had failed miserably. All my sales and profits were eaten by the cost of advertising. In January 2005 I stopped paying for advertising and I stopped selling. Tax season came for me and in May/June 2005 I did a reorganization.

    6) DogLvr.com – move up from specific dog breed to dogs in general
    7) CatLvr.com – why not? I had the dogs covered .. and
    8) PetLvr.com .. it was like a TOP level to dogs and cats .. a natural progression I thought.

    I converted and renamed my host plan under a master PapillonLvr.com site into a master PetLvr.com website, closed down my HBSMC.com and put all the domains under the umbrella of PetLvr.com. May 31, 2005 was the official day I began the blog for PetLvr.com.

    But – we still have papillons! Two now – Maxxie and Sophie .. I wanted another glory website of their pictures but, this time – I decided it will be a blog. And, PapillonLvr.com – Blog was reborn!

    For this blog, I hope to keep it purely Papillon related. I hope to increase my library of links of papillon related websites, including breeders, groomers, and other papillon owner glory-sites (like mine) ..

    The “catch” will be – I have created it in the form of a PhotoBlog – I will try to add a picture each day of a Papillon dog and try to come up with a funny caption.

    Hopefully, other Papillon dog owners out there will contribute pictures of their Papillon dogs and give it a caption too. And, perhaps grow into a community of making up funny captions for Papillons in funny poses etc. etc. etc.

    And what will I do if that doesn’t happen? I will still post pictures of Maxxie and Sophie .. So – You should go.

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